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What the Drama Desk Awards Nominations Mean for the 2019 Tony Awards!

What the Drama Desk Awards Nominations Mean for the 2019 Tony Awards!

Earlier today, Michael Urie announced the nominations for the 64th Annual Drama Desk Awards.

What does today's news mean for the rest of awards season? Does love from the Drama Desk usually mean that a Tony nomination will follow?

Below, BroadwayWorld investigates how many Drama Desk nominees of the past were subsequently nominated for Tony Awards. Additionally, we calculated the percentage of eligible nominees (discounting off-Broadway nominees) who earned Tony nominations in the past ten years. Check out the chances that this year's Drama Desk nominees have at a Tony nod below!

Year Eligible DD Nominees That
Earned Tony Nominations
Percentage
2018 60 of 72 83%
2017 52 of 75 69%
2016 50 of 71 70%
2015 48 of 69 70%
2014 60 of 83 72%
2013 50 of 75 67%
2012 46 of 74 62%
2011 52 of 75 69%
2010 51 of 85 60%
2009 52 of 89 58%
2008 49 of 83 59%

Click here for a full list of the 2019 nominees.


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